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DAOM & PhD (China)

DAOM & PhD (China)

Transfer Students (DAOM)

If you are a student enrolled in another DAOM program and are considering transferring to Five Branches, you can apply to our Postgraduate DAOM Program as a Transfer Student. We accept transfer students who will be completing a minimum of 2/3 of their DAOM degree at Five Branches University.

Transfer Student Application Requirements

Transfer students follow the same application process as new students, but are required to submit additional documents:

    1. Cover letter stating your reasons for seeking a transfer from another DAOM program, and a list of the courses you wish to transfer. 
    2. An additional letter of recommendation from a previous TCM/Acupuncture instructor, located at the DAOM school you are attending. 
    3. Catalog from your previous DAOM program, stating its approval agencies and accreditation. 
    4. Syllabus outlining the content for each course you wish to transfer. 

You must submit your admission application by the application due dates (two weeks before the start of the trimester) to allow ample time for review.

Upon acceptance to Five Branches, you will be informed of your placement in the program, and will receive a detailed evaluation of the transfer credits awarded.

Transferring TCM Courses

Only coursework completed in a DAOM program, prior to enrollment at Five Branches, from an ACAOM-accredited or ACAOM-candidate school is transferable. Transfer credit will be accepted for TCM courses that are equivalent in content to Five Branches Postgraduate DAOM Program courses.

Transferring Western Medicine Courses

Western medicine courses taken prior to enrollment at Five Branches may be transferred to fulfill part or the entire DAOM Western medicine requirement. Western medicine courses are transferable only from regionally accredited, degree-granting colleges, universities, or TCM schools at the doctoral level. Courses taken in a Doctor of Medicine program at a nationally-accredited or candidate university may be transferable. A transfer fee will apply to the evaluation of all courses transferred into the program. Please refer to Tuition and Fees for more information.